Americans overwhelmingly fail in basic historical knowledge of their own country.(iStockphoto)
Americans overwhelmingly fail in basic historical knowledge of their own country.
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Survey: Students and Adults Ignorant of Basic U.S. History

January 27, 2010  •  From theTrumpet.com
Nationwide survey shows a stunning void in knowledge of history.
 

A new study by the Libertarian Lexington Institute shows that de-emphasizing U.S. history in American schools’ curricula has brought about “appalling results.” The report, called “The Teaching of American History: Promise and Performance,” analyzes data collected from an American Revolution Center (arc) survey conducted in December.

The arc’s study shows that 83 percent of Americans failed a basic test on the American Revolution. The average test score was 44 percent.

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